2012 Perennial of the Year: Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’

Sarah is ahead of herself with her plant choice as ever. Her recent order of more unusual perennials includes Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ which turns out to be the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year (as chosen by the Perennial Plant Association, who else?)

This plant is perfect for shade and its real beauty is in its leaves. The common name “heartleaf brunnera” leads you in that this perennial has heart-shaped leaves which are frosty silver with light green veins. ‘Jack Frost’ also gives the added advantage of floating stalks of forget me not blue flowers from mid to late spring.

As this Brunnera only grows to 12-15 in tall with a spread of 20 in, it makes a perfect addition to a moist shady spot especially if mixed in with hostas, ferns and heucheras.

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